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MJ Hatfield, Contributing Editor
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MJ Hatfield
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100 Acre Wood, NE Iowa

Finally, past time to update this page.

Ubiquitous larvae I cannot rear, who will help?

#1 Noctuidae, on various plants, I think they're the same species
Goldenrods, Solidago spp:

Gray-headed coneflower, Ratibida pinnata

Oxeye false sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides:

Larva in Prairie Brome, Bromus kalmii:

I may feed on other grasses as well.

Tortricidae, Goldenrod leaftier/Designer Lep
It's got to be common but don't know it until someone rears it. Please.

Associated with seeds of Blazing star, Liatris spp.

I have much to learn. Many thanks to all of you.

"Never be so focused on what you’re looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find." State of Wonder by Ann Patchett